this is very helpful for someone with normal mild depression. Not great advice for someone with severe clinical depression.
No, it's pretty much great advice for anyone. Even if you're feeling dead, just get up and force yourself to do it. I still pretty regularly do some basic weight lifting \ jogging. Not as much as I used to because I don't have much time for anything but sleep and school atm, but when it came to those days where I was like "hey I want to kill myself" - I still got up and did it. It didn't make me any happier, but I definitely felt physically good for it.
Routines are good. Forcing yourself to adhere to routines is hard, but worth it.
Best advice most people don't want to hear; get a gym membership.
Agreed. I need to get one again soon. I think our school has a gym and personal trainers, I need to look into it next semester. Not much I can do this though.